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Timely election administration and technology symposium draws leading scholars

Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.

Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.

Bedrosian Director is founding editor of Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy – new in 2020

Jeffery A. Jenkins, Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise, Director, Bedrosian Center, and Director, PIPE Collaborative, has been announced as the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy with first issues releasing in 2020. Jenkins Read more…

Top scholars from around the country gather at USC to discuss the political economy of executive politics

On October 29th, 2019, Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Jeff Jenkins, brought together top scholars from around the country to USC for The Political Economy of Executive Power Symposium. These exceptional scholars presented their research and engaged in lively discussions of these shifts in political decision-making trends and their effects on society.

Bedrosian Director wins journal award for analysis of American West settlers

By Matthew Kredell

In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.

As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.

First annual political institutions, economy conference highlights cross-disciplinary collaboration

With the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary synergies among political economy scholars and fill the need for a regular meeting place, the USC PIPE Collaborative hosted the First Annual Political Institutions and Political Economy Conference on March 15-16, convening major U.S. scholars from political science, economics, and law to cover important new research on topics such as the unilateral presidency, Congressional committees, city policies, electoral rules, political leadership, and partisanship.

Bedrosian Center, Jenkins convene national scholars for ‘Pivotal Politics’ symposium

Nearly 20 years ago, Stanford Professor Keith Krehbiel wrote a book showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought — challenging previous assumptions of American politics and influencing the work of many up-and-coming scholars. USC Price School of Public Policy Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins was completing graduate school when Krehbiel released Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking in 1998.

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